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  • album artist feature: Marv Ellis

    I first discovered Marv Ellis years ago, probably around 2010, when I was on tour with Inspired Flight and we were in Portland for a few days. My buddy who lived in Portland took us to this bar called The White Eagle and Marv Ellis and his band at the time happened to be there playing a live set. I was blown away by the whole package. Not only is his voice rad and his lyrics and delivery super good and professional, but he also had an obvious good stage presence as a performer, and his band was comprised of some of the best players ever, and they were super tight. I met Marv briefly after the show and had wanted to work with him ever since. Fast forward to the past year as I was finishing up my debut 9 Theory album and I had this one beat, a song called "Static Mathematic," that needed an MC and I was racking my brain for months trying to think who had the right voice and style to match it. One night I was driving home from a road trip and while digging through a stack of neglected loose CDs found the album Mental Picture Machine by Marv Ellis. I put it in and remembered how much I love that album, how incredibly dope his style and lyrics are, and it hit me that he would be the right MC for the track. Fast forward to now and he is not only on the song, but he killed it and usually his verse is people's favorite one on the album for who I have showed it to so far. Marv Ellis is a West Coast Oregon emcee based out of Eugene, and is currently working with an awesome band making music as Marv Ellis and We Tribe. Hear their new album , Five for One, at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/five-for-one/id923242432
    Also check out his album I love, Mental Picture Machine, at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/MarvEllis1
    And you can follow Marv Ellis at:
    www.facebook.com/pages/Marv-Ellis-Official/384110891662495
    www.twitter.com/MarvinEllis